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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50º degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 11 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 70+ Nov 15, 2012

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8.

    Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more 😜
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 3 Responses Feb 15

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    8 scars on my legs, 2 eight plates which I had in for 2 years before being taken out and removal of 4 bones :)
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    I had knee surgery on my left knee on Thursday. Dr said he "cleaned it out". Sounds scary haha. Apparently he cleaned debris out of my knee. Whatever that means. le sigh I woke...
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    What can I say about chatting on here. I've had a few accounts on here in the past and I must say there's was one person on here that I had an amazing chat experiences with. This...
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    I have had near death experiences and I have allowed myself to be used as a conduit for another's soul. I have had O.B.E's and lots of spiritual experiences. These and others I...
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    I always Wonder How Many People Have Had a Crush On Me and the answer is always 0 I'm not that bad looking, man!!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Hello. I'd like to share my story and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some...
    matt3368 matt3368 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    I had the vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery in November of this year, and its been a true struggle with everything, from excising, taking pills, eating, to even going to the...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Myself and my partner have been very lucky and have 3 amazing kids, when we decided 2&a half years ago to try for another it was a very exciting moment for us all. But as time...
    shellB91 shellB91 22-25, F Sep 29

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    WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES. CLICK THE CROSS IF EASILY OFFENDED BY THE IMAGES. On the second of July 2014 I had a my surgery. It was the most exciting and happiest day in my life - I...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 Oct 6

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    I was born with spina bifida and I've had like 30 different surgeries
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Oct 7

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    I live in China, but I'm a WASP from the US. I have fkn seizures sometimes. I fell down and shattered my Right Patella. I'm pretty alone here... didn't go to hospital for...
    diverdude7 diverdude7 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Seriously......I've had enough......I can't take any more of his stupid, lame excuses and attempts at guilting me. Am I the only one who sees the ridiculousness in this??? He...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    This is somewhat of a rant, and I'm not sure if there's a proper group for this post, but anyways... This takes place at work (fast food), and normally the way I carry myself...
    listlesslovely listlesslovely 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    During spring break in college I had a sudden fore knowledge that the new stereo that I'd purchased three months earlier during Christmas break had been stolen from my apartment...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M a week ago

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    From my picture, I'm sure you can tell that I'm not the most handsome. I'm not saying I'm hideous but I'm not attracting the ladies either. So when you read, keep that in mind...
    jpiper5 jpiper5 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yesterday I had sex with three different women in one day. I woke up next to a girl who called me for a booty call in the town I was staying in. We had sex the night before and...
    dfwtravels dfwtravels 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I had to go to my school (Which I never look forward too) because of how bad my anxiety is, and while I was on campus, I tried giving myself a challenge to overcome my...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    About three years ago I finally stopped what was at least three and a half years of ECT. I would have treatments anywhere from multiple times a week to two or three times a month...
    sonja82 sonja82 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I love weddings. They're such a happy occasion, and plus, I was old enough to participate. My aunt made me and my cousin Jr. Bridesmaids. I was so elated because the dress were...
    HAH37 HAH37 13-15, F Sep 27

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    It's dumb really once you think about it . Being 18 and legal was a great feeling my licence made it even better. All of sudden I met a boy I wasn't looking for him ,we kinda just...
    ElsieLavigne ElsieLavigne 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I took emergency leave today.too hungover to wake up and to move.been drinking a lot last night,and the entire week.i promised myself that i will never drink again but i just cant...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Oct 1

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    When I was young, like five or six, I had two dreams about Kirby dying. It scared me to death, not only because I loved Kirby, but because I'd had that dream twice now and it had...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I recently had a One Night Stand. I was eager to be with someone so I perused and had sex. does any one have any One Night Stand stories?
    kabibal kabibal 22-25, M Oct 8

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    This was a while ago, but to this day it creeps me out. I had woken up in the middle of the night only to find I couldn't move and there was the shadowy figure of a little girl in...
    lksmart89 lksmart89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    One time me and him were so loud he had me handcuffed and the neighbors thought something was wrong so they called te cops and we lost the keys to the cuffs so I had to awnser the...
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I had 3 treatments and felt better, and then had 2 more and stopped because I stayed the same. What has been your experience? I also think it is strange I keep getting positive...
    heathee heathee 46-50, F Oct 13

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    I rarely use public transport but bussed into the city this morning - a young dark skinned girl with gorgeous black hair got on the bus and sat next to me - we had eye contact from...
    sunguy1 sunguy1 41-45, M 6 days ago

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